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October 15, 2018

Up to five years in prison for DUI with kids in the car

MILFORD - A Kingston, PA, woman was sentenced to 16 months to 5 years in a state correctional facility, fined $2,300 and had her driver’s license suspended for a duration to be determined by PennDot, for Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance and Endangering the Welfare of Children.  State police observed Gail Morris, 41, parked in the middle of Bartleson Road in Greene Township blocking both lanes of traffic on September 23, 2017.  Two young children were observed in the back seat near a needle containing Methamphetamine.  Morris admitted injecting Methamphetamine into her body earlier in the day.  Field Sobriety Testes denoted impairment and a blood test confirmed the presence of Methamphetamine and Amphetamine in her blood. 

Other criminal sentences were issued by Pike County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Gregory Chelak:

Jason Hoose, 40, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 172 days to 23 ½ months in the Pike County Jail, followed by 3 months of probation and fined $700 for Firearms not to be Carried Without a License and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Eastern Regional Police stopped Hoose on April 22, 2018, while traveling along Pennsylvania Avenue in Westfall Township for tinted windows.  Upon making contact with Hoose, the officer detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle, as well as the smell of Marihuana.  A search of the vehicle was conducted which revealed a Kahr 45 CW handgun for which Hoose had no license, and two glass pipes used for smoking Marihuana.

Andy Nieves, 20, of Matamoras, PA, was sentenced to a $750 fine for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Eastern Pike Regional Police were dispatched to Airport Park in Matamoras, PA on August 10, 2018, for a domestic disturbance involving Nieves.  When speaking with Nieves, the officer detected the smell of Marihuana.  Nieves was found in possession of a baggie for the storage of Marihuana.

Modibo Mangassouba, 55, of East Stroudsburg, PA, was sentenced to 12 months of probation and fined $300 for Simple Assault.  The state police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in Lehman Township where a verbal argument escalated between Mangassouba and an individual into a physical altercation when Mangassouba struck the individual.

Lindsay Baxter, 31, of East Stroudsburg, PA, was sentenced to 3 days to 12 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $200 for Theft.  Baxter took various items including jewelry and tools with a value in excess of $50 from the residence where she was staying in Lehman Township, without the owner’s permission, between May 13, 2017 and September 15, 2017.

Samantha Nolan, 24, of Port Jervis, NY, was sentenced to 1 year of probation and fined $300 for Theft.  On April 1, 2018, while at a retail store in Westfall Township, Nolan took possession of a cell phone belonging to another individual, without the owner’s permission, which had a value in excess of $200.

Frank Brown, 48, of Shohola, PA, was sentenced to 6 months to 23 months in the Pike County Jail and fined $500 for Retail Theft.  Brown took assorted tools with a total retail value of $166.23 from a retail store in Westfall Township on February 1, 2018, without paying for them.

Erin Phillips, 31, of Hawley, PA, was sentenced to 1 month to 12 months in the Pike County Jail, fined $300 and had her driver’s license suspended for 6 months for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  While Pike County Probation Officers were at a residence in Lackawanna Townsip on May 31, 2017, to conduct a home visit for an individual on probation, it was discovered that Erin Phillips, also a resident, was in possession of Heroin, Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine tablets, which she did not have prescriptions for.


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